Check out The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga:
Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body
, a new book from Jivana Heyman (available now!)


Check out The Teacher’s Guide to Accessible Yoga:
Best Practices for Sharing Yoga with Every Body
, a new book from Jivana Heyman (available now!)


Accessible Yoga School

Cultivating equity in yoga through ancient wisdom & modern practice

Your online academy for trustworthy, high-quality education and action on accessibility and equity in yoga


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Get Support From Experts

Explore trauma-informed teaching, social justice topics, accessible asana, consent and empowerment, yoga for seniors, and much more with our Accessible Yoga trainers and faculty.

Knowledge and Practice

Our courses offer ancient wisdom from yoga philosophy combined with practical tools for modern teachers and learners who care about living their values of equity, justice, and accessibility. 

Making Yoga Training Accessible

If you've postponed continuing education because of costs, time, or health risks associated with travel, your wait is over. Everything is recorded and captioned so you can work at your own pace.

Upcoming Courses & Events

*All live, online courses include 1 year of access to course recordings & resources

Yoga for Spoonies:
Exploring Practice & Teaching
for Chronic Illness

Feb 28 - March 29, 2024 | 20 hrs
Wednesdays & Fridays
9am-11am PT (USA) | 12pm-2pm ET (USA)
5pm-7pm GMT (UK)

This 10-part series will explore considerations for students and teachers living with chronic illness, chronic pain, and energy limiting conditions.

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Accessible Yoga Training
Santa Barbara

with Jivana Heyman & guests
(hybrid delivery)

April 12-14, 2024, 12pm-6pm PT
15 hrs in person with Jivana +
25 hrs pre-recorded content & homework

Learn how to design yoga classes where all students can practice together regardless of age, size, ability, or experience level from accessible yoga experts.

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What Our Students Are Saying

The core of yoga is accessibility

"The Accessible Yoga Training helped me discover that accessibility encompasses so many different dimensions -- physical, cognitive, emotional, financial, political -- and yet at the same time, the core of yoga is indeed accessibility."

-Daniel Choi, Accessible Yoga Training Online participant

It's truly for everyone

"The Accessible Yoga Training helped me discover my love of diving into and exploring yoga philosophy (and how it can be truly accessible)! It's felt a bit elusive to me, or like it was for more 'advanced, wiser' teachers, and I don't feel like that anymore. It's truly for everyone, teacher or student!"

-Sarah, Accessible Yoga Training Online participant

About the Accessible Yoga School

Accessible Yoga School was founded in the summer of 2020 by Jivana Heyman and Amber Karnes. This online school will:

  • Address gatekeeping in yoga by platforming the voices of underestimated and marginalized teachers
  • Address issues of white supremacy in yoga in all of its manifestations: racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, cultural appropriation, and more
  • Provide quality education around equity issues in yoga, including practical tools from trustworthy sources to inform your teaching practice
  • Offer this education in an even more accessible format: 100% online

The Accessible Yoga School will bring you in-depth courses, mentorship programs, study groups, book clubs, and more, led by yoga educators from communities who embody and share the values of interconnectedness and liberation that are the heart of yoga’s teachings.

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About the Accessible Yoga Association

The Accessible Yoga Association, founded by our Accessible Yoga School co-founder, Jivana Heyman, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that, through education and advocacy, shares the teachings and benefits of yoga with those who have been marginalized. 

The Accessible Yoga Association is a separate organization to our Accessible Yoga School, but we support the valuable work they do.

AYA hosts the Love of Yoga Podcast, the Accessible Yoga Online Studio, the yearly Accessible Yoga Conferences (currently online), and more! | @accessibleyoga

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